You can enjoy amazing French/Melanesian food, whilst watching the sun set over the lovely Anse Veta beach. All of this is just 2.5 hours flying time after departing Brisbane, Australia. With a modern city on the mainland, and stunning islands to explore, New Caledonia is a real surprise gem.
Most strangers are friendly here and not bothered by toddler antics. In general, it is an easy place to travel with kids. The walking paths and roads are suitable for strollers in the city of Noumea, which makes getting around just that little bit easier. I found using a baby carrier here more useful though as there is lots of opportunities to spend time at the beach. (I used the Ergo Baby Carrier here. See my baby and toddler carriers for travelling blog post for more details)
If you get a chance, you absolutely have to visit the Isle of Pines! It’s a white sand, turquoise water paradise that dreams are made of.
My blogs, articles and photographs on my travels through New Caledonia with kids:
- Check for cruise ship days and times when visiting popular spots if you wish to avoid crowds.
- Some attractions and businesses close on a Monday, in particular the market and the aquarium. Don’t plan too much for this day without checking first.